In summer, Japanese Buddhist temples across the Islands come alive with lanterns and bon dancers. But temple membership has dwindled. When the most active participants are elderly, is Hawai‘i about to lose something unique?
Today, three Native Hawaiian-led organizations and thousands of volunteers are at the forefront of efforts to restore an ahupuaa neighboring Kaneohe to its ancient functions—with lessons for the future.
Every year HONOLULU Magazine looks at official state Department of Education data to rank our Island schools on parent, teacher and student satisfaction, as well as academic performance. This year, we also take a look at something that worries every parent: school safety. Here’s how Hawaii’s schools stack up.
Victoria wiseman • photography by adam jung • photo illustration by erik ries